The Samsung Galaxy S23 is likely to be one of the first major flagship phones to launch in 2023, but if the new leaks are correct, then we shouldn’t expect the three phones in the lineup to be physically that different from their Samsung counterparts Galaxy S22 predecessors.
According to the generally reliable Ice Universe (opens in new tab) (via GSMArena (opens in new tab)), the 2023 phones will be roughly the same size as the 2022 phones, and the respective screen sizes and resolutions will be the same.
The move will be similar to Apple’s latest upgrades, especially as the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus look very similar in design to the previous two generations.
The new Galaxy S23 leaks dovetail with previous rumors from the same source that the Galaxy S23 Ultra will look very close to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. This information has now been expanded to cover the entire spectrum.
Obviously, only the height and width are changing, and only by a few tenths of a millimeter. The Galaxy S23 is said to measure 146.3mm x 70.9mm x 7.6mm (compared to the Galaxy S22’s 146mm x 70.6mm x 7.6mm dimensions) and will stick to the same 6.1-inch, 2340 x 1080-pixel resolution screen.
The Galaxy S23 Plus apparently measures 157.8 mm x 76.2 mm x 7.6 mm (compared to the Galaxy S22 Plus’s 157.4 mm x 75.8 mm x 7.64 mm). The display will again measure 6.6 inches corner-to-corner with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels.
Finally, there’s the Galaxy S23 Ultra, which reportedly measures 163.4mm x 78.1mm x 8.9mm (compared to the Galaxy S22 Ultra’s 163.3mm x 77.9mm x 8.9mm dimensions). The screen will apparently be the same again, a 6.8-inch panel with a resolution of 3088 x 1440 pixels.
Analysis: same but different
We wouldn’t be too disappointed if all the upgrades to the Galaxy S23 next year are on the inside – the Galaxy S22 lineup is stylish enough, and there’s a good chance Samsung will decide to give us some new colors to choose from some time.
Starting with the chipset, there are sure to be internal upgrades. The next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset will apparently be used in the Galaxy S23 phones – and unlike previous years, there won’t be any Exynos chipset variants either.
Reports suggest a 200MP camera sensor is in the works for the Galaxy S23 Ultra, although based on what we’ve heard so far, the rear camera upgrades for the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 Plus could be more modest.
From what we know so far, it doesn’t look like we’ll see anything as innovative as the Dynamic Island on the new iPhone 14 Pro models – but Samsung has put a lot of innovation into its foldable smartphone, and it still needs to It will be months before more leaks emerge.